Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 79.djvu/727
79 STAT. ]
PUBLIC LAW 89-183-SEPT. 14, 1965
requested by the testator to bear witness that the disposition was his last will; and (2) the will is made during the time of the last illness of the deceased; and (3) the substance of the will is reduced to writing within 10 days after it was made. § 18-108. Execution of power by will A n appointment made by will in the exercise of a power is not valid unless it is so executed that it would be valid for the disposition of the property to which the power applies if it belonged to the testator. § 18-109. Revocation of wills; revival (a) A will or codicil, or a part thereof, may not be revoked, except by implication of law, otherwise than by (1) a later will, codicil, or other writing declaring the revocation, executed as provided by section 18-103 or 18-107; or (2) burning, tearing, cancelling, or obliterating the will or codicil, or the part thereof, with the intention of revoking it, by the testator himself, or by a person in his presence and by his express direction and consent. (b) A will or codicil, or a part thereof, after it is revoked, may not be revived otherwise than by its re-execution, or by a codicil executed as provided in the case of wills, and then only to the extent to which an intention to revive is shown. § 18-110. Opening will before delivery to Probate Court A person having possession or custody of a testamentary instrument may, after the death of the testator, open and read it in the presence of near relatives of the deceased, who may conveniently have notice thereof, and of other persons, and immediately thereafter may deliver the will or codicil to the Probate Court or the Register of Wills, until proceedings may be held for the purpose of proving it or other action is taken thereon. § 18-111. Withholding will Whoever, having possession of a testamentary instrument, willfully neglects, for the period of 90 days after the death of the testator becomes known to him, to deliver it to the Probate Court, or to the Register of Wills, or to an executor named in the instrument, shall be fined not more than $500. § 18-112. Taking and carrying away, or destroying, mutilating, or secreting will Whoever, during the life or after the death of the testator, for a fraudulent purpose, takes and carries away, or destroys, mutilates, or secretes, a testamentary instrument, shall be imprisoned not more than five years. CHAPTER 3—DEVISES A N D BEQUESTS Sec. 18-301. 18-302. 18-303. 18-304. 18-305. 18-306. 18-307. 18-308.
Estates disposable by will. Devises or bequests for religions purposes. General devise and bequest of all property. Devise of land to include leaseholds. After-acquired real property. "Pour-over" trusts. Advancement as satisfaction of devise or bequest. Death of devisee or legatee; lapsed or void devises or bequests.
§ 18-^01. Estates disposable by will The real and personal estate of a person, which may pass by deed or gift, or which would, in case of the owner's dying intestate, descend to or devolve upon his heirs or other legal representatives, may be